The Bahrain National Museum is the crowning achievement of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s ongoing efforts to preserve the nation’s heritage and history. These efforts began in 1957 when the first artifacts were discovered during the Danish archaeological expedition that was held at Al-Hidaya Al-Khal-ifiya in Muharraq. Built on a central location between Manama and Muharraq, the Bahrain National Museum houses nine main halls and classifies the accumulated heritage of the Kingdom of Bahrain into six different sections. Visitors will be taken on a 4,000 year journey through time as they pass through the museum’s halls. Highlights include fascinating artifacts from Ancient Dilmun, an Islamic Period hall, original manuscripts and traditional handicrafts, burial mounds, and exhibits illustrating daily life in Bahrain.